Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How dumb is this...

I just flipped a coin to decide the title of my short story. WTF, perhaps? Don't ask me! I had to lay the smack down on my indecision somehow.

Tails = Sericulture.

I hope fate, and this quarter, knows what it's doing. I need to send this off today or I won't have time to get it in for the deadline. Out it goes!

Has anyone else every done something silly like this for a title, maybe a character name?

11 comments:

Litgirl01 said...

I can't say that I have, but I don't see any harm in it! :-) I like Sericulture! Of course, I didn't know what it was until you explained it the other day.

Davin Malasarn said...

If I get to a place where a decision feels random, then I tend to hold off on making it until I get more clues. Certainly SOMETHING will help you lean one way or another.

Tara Maya said...

Well, to flip a coin, you must have narrowed it down to two choices, which isn't bad. If you'd been rolling D&D dice, I'd be worried.

The Screaming Guppy said...

Yea, I still have a bit of concern that it might be too "unknown."

Davin, I wish I had more time! LOL. Darn deadlines. I agree though. Most times putting it away for a bit leads to some revelation. Eventually...

The Screaming Guppy said...

@Tara

lol - have you ever seen those round 100 sided dice? I'd up you-know-what creek with no paddles if that was the case! hahaha

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zocchihedron

Crimogenic said...

Oh no, don't depends on a quarter for something so important! :)

ARCHAVIST said...

I once wrore a stor called "."

Lady Glamis said...

I'm a poet. I've called things all sorts of weird names. Sometimes I'll name something and THEN write it. Yep, I'm nuts!

Glad you picked a name. That was my vote anyway. :)

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oh, I hate settling on a title. Flipping a coin seems like as good a method as any!

The Screaming Guppy said...

@Archavist:

"." ?! Hah! That's great!


Personally, I hate picking titles and I rarely do until well into the piece I'm writing.

Exceptions, of course, like the prequel I started working on last night. I picked out the name "Becoming Darkness" a long time ago. :)

In hindsight, I wonder if I should have kept the quarter? LoL maybe it's my "lucky title" coin.

Dominique said...

Just for the record, I agree with the coin.